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post #16 of 6493 Old 01-13-2010, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments guys!
I havn't done much with the jeep the last few days. I'm working on sorting out my garage and also selling a few things to make some extra money for jeep stuff
I did do alittle work on my jeep today. When i did my sye and dc driveshaft and rotated my pinion up, instead of relocating the lower shock bracket i decided to notch the lower spring bucket to clear the shock body. Well the shock body was still contacting the spring perch when the axle was at full droop. So, i finally got around to taking care of that today

Just a little work with the grinder and now i have the proper clearance

This is a pic of the passenger side at full extension


And this is the drivers side, plenty of room now



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post #17 of 6493 Old 01-13-2010, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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I think i'm probably going to order an aussie locker for the front soon and also in the next month or so would like to come up with something for a rear bumper and tire carrier. Right now my 33x12.50 MT/R is mounted on the stock tire carrier and resting on the bumper for support so i want to get it off of that and onto something more adequate

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post #18 of 6493 Old 01-15-2010, 08:55 PM
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Awesome Jeep man. Looks great with all the red accenting! Gotta love the red and black theme!

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post #19 of 6493 Old 01-15-2010, 08:58 PM
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What part of MD you in?

Sweet Jeep man.
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Awesome Jeep man. Looks great with all the red accenting! Gotta love the red and black theme!
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What part of MD you in?

Sweet Jeep man.
Poolesville, MD... it's about 20-30 min from rockville

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post #21 of 6493 Old 01-15-2010, 09:44 PM
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How much did the supplies for the bumper cost?

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post #22 of 6493 Old 01-15-2010, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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I think i spent right around $120 for everything. I got a solid front bumper and winch mount, and with what was left over i built the steering box skid so i'm pretty happy with that price

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post #23 of 6493 Old 01-15-2010, 11:24 PM
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Poolesville, MD... it's about 20-30 min from rockville
Sweet, Lets meet up and hit greenridge sometime
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post #24 of 6493 Old 01-16-2010, 08:16 AM
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I think i spent right around $120 for everything. I got a solid front bumper and winch mount, and with what was left over i built the steering box skid so i'm pretty happy with that price
It looks very sexy!

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post #25 of 6493 Old 01-16-2010, 09:07 AM
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I don't even have a jeep and I want one of those bumpers. Nice job. Got a question on the sye and Dc. I am looking at a jeep that is a 2003 Sport with what I believe is a 3 to 4 inch short arm Rubicon lift. (I really don't know if it is, it's just gray) with a 1" tranny/cross member drop. I was told that this is to allow proper angle of the driveline. Of course this possesses a problem in height and or high siding. What exactly is the sye and dc? I am knew to jeeps. Just looking for the right one....
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I don't even have a jeep and I want one of those bumpers. Nice job. Got a question on the sye and Dc. I am looking at a jeep that is a 2003 Sport with what I believe is a 3 to 4 inch short arm Rubicon lift. (I really don't know if it is, it's just gray) with a 1" tranny/cross member drop. I was told that this is to allow proper angle of the driveline. Of course this possesses a problem in height and or high siding. What exactly is the sye and dc? I am knew to jeeps. Just looking for the right one....
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Basically the stock transfer case comes with a slip yoke driveshaft from the factory. This means the driveshaft slides in and out of the transfer case on a splined shaft allowing for movement when the suspension cycles up and down. When you lift a jeep more than about 2 inches the angles of the joints on the driveshaft become too steep and cause vibrations. The tcase drops help to lessen the severe angles on the stock u joint but it also sacrifices the ground clearence you just gained from the lift.
A slip yoke eliminator (SYE) replaces the splined output shaft on the transfer case with a fixed yoke for mounting a double cardan driveshaft.
This is a link to a really good read on everything you might want to know about a SYE and DC driveshaft Whats a CV shaft and why do i need one?

Let me know if i can help answer any more questions

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post #27 of 6493 Old 01-16-2010, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet, Lets meet up and hit greenridge sometime
I'd love to man! we need to get a bunch a MD guys together and go up one day for a nice trail ride... I'd like to get up to rausch creek this spring. i'v never been but it looks awesome

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It looks very sexy!

Thanks, i like it

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post #28 of 6493 Old 02-01-2010, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Update on the jeep!
Ordered an Aussie locker for the D30 as well as a pinion seal because its been leaking a little the last couple months. Should be able to get it installed this weekend if its not too cold to work in the garage and the parts get here.
I'm looking forward to atleast having a locker in one of my axles

Still debating my options of what to do for the rear but leaning towards building an 8.8 with a selectable locker if i can't find an affordable D44 from a TJ.
Suggestions? I'm open to other ideas and they certainly don't have to be bolt-in. I still want to stay with the d30 (may swap for HPd30) for now so needs to be stock track width (or close enough) and 5x4.5 bolt pattern (or atleast the option to be). Just entertaining different ideas right now

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post #29 of 6493 Old 02-04-2010, 07:55 AM
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how do you like the pro comp mts? its on my list of tires im considering getting
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post #30 of 6493 Old 02-04-2010, 08:15 AM
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Nice Jeep, top notch welds too.Nice job.

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